Seasoned hospitality executive Kara Lundgren has been appointed General Manager of the new CIRC HOTEL in Downtown Hollywood, Fla. The 111-room modern boutique hotel is set to open early 2018 at the landmark $200 million mixed-use Hollywood Circle development on Young Circle.

Lundgren will oversee all operational aspects of CIRC HOTEL, which will be managed by Trust Hospitality. Lundgren previously served on Trust Hospitality’s Operations/System Management Task Force, implementing various operational and guest services for its Anguilla and Bryan, Texas, properties.

With more than 16 years of hospitality experience to her credit, Lundgren previously held management or leadership positions at Amara Cay Resort and Hampton Inn and Suites in the Florida Keys, Courtyard by Marriott Miami Beach and Houston Marriott Medical Center. She also was an adjunct professor of Hospitality at Florida Keys Community College in Islamorada.

“Kara offers everything we look for in a general manager – from project and strategic management skills, to organizational development and the highest standards of guest services and satisfaction,” said Richard Millard, Chairman and CEO of Trust Hospitality. “An energetic community leader, she brings creativity and strong leadership to CIRC HOTEL.”

Upon opening, the 12-story CIRC Hotel will feature Olivia Restaurant & Bar, an authentic Italian restaurant by well-known South Florida restaurateurs Piero Filpi (Mezzanote and Carpaccio) and Marcello Sindoni (Il Toscano). It will also feature The Muse Rooftop Bar & Lounge, a chic rooftop bar and lounge on the hotel pool deck, a state-of-the-art fitness center, flexible meeting space, and more. Located in the heart of vibrant Downtown Hollywood, CIRC HOTEL is within walking distance of numerous restaurants, bars, cafés and boutiques.

Downtown Hollywood is an arts and culture hub with a collection of curated outdoor murals, installations and galleries. Directly across from CIRC HOTEL is The ArtsPark at Young Circle with a Visual Arts Pavilion that offers glass blowing, jewelry making and painting, along with the nearby Art and Culture Center/Hollywood, which presents contemporary gallery exhibitions, live stage performances, and high-quality education programs.

CIRC HOTEL will reflect the unique personality of its surroundings,” Lundgren notes. “It will be a haven for all guests, where they can indulge, relax and unwind.”

Located at 1780 Polk Street, CIRC HOTEL is situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, just minutes from Hollywood Beach and Hollywood Broadwalk. Visit www.circhotel.com for reservations or more information. Follow on Facebook and Instagram @CircHotel and @OliviaAtCirc.

In addition to CIRC HOTEL, Hollywood Circle will include 389 luxury CIRC RESIDENCES – one-, two- and three-bedroom terrace apartments featuring an 8th floor recreation deck with an oversized swimming pool, club room and health club; a five-story parking garage with 941 spaces; a 47,000+ square-foot Publix grocery store and adjacent Publix liquor store; and 13,000+ square feet of additional retail space. Hollywood Circle is being developed by Gold Coast Florida Regional Center.

To learn more about Gold Coast, visit www.gcfrc.com. For more information about Hollywood Circle, visit www.hollywoodcirclefl.com